Wonderlust Expeditions

Fiber Trails of the Upper Rio Grande
October 3 ~ 8, 2017
Abiquiu and Taos, New Mexico

On the road!
Local fruit and chile stand
Landscape circa Abiquiu, NM
Ghost Ranch landscape
Sunset glow
The kitchen/dining hall
Camp life
Chimney Rock
Chimney Rock trail, Ghost Ranch
Chimney Rock from the top
Dramatic light
Felted embellishments workshop, Ghost Ranch
Felters at work
Felted swirls
Creative colorful chaos!
A Churro/Rambouliet flock on the final leg of their trip from summer mountain pastures to winter quarters at the ranch.
"Drive north on 64 'til you see the sheep..."
Murals outside the historic building of Tierra Wools, Los Ojos
The dye vats at Tierra Wools
Colors from local natural dye plants
Learning to spin Navajo-style
Family chapel at Los Luceros, a beautiful historic hacienda where we joined the Navajo Churro Preservation Presidium for an amazing dinner of local roast lamb and other traditional Native American foods.
Curious locals
New friends
Our hosts and excellent chefs f
Learning about cochineal at Espanola Valley Fiber Arts Center
Adding cochineal to a chrome premordant
The magical alchemy of the dyepot
Colors begin to appear
Rinsing a newly-dyed skein
Laying out all the swatches
Evening bonfire "back at the ranch"
The Taos Wool Festival
Baby alpacas
Angora rabbits
Shearing demonstration - skilled workers and docile sheep!
Churro sheep awaiting their turn for haircuts
Spinners at work
Booth display
Booth display
A happy group! (Photo by Linda Rozanski, participant)